If you are looking for a more energy efficient way to automate your powered roller shutters, you might want to consider investing in solar-powered applications. These energy efficient applications use some of the most advanced technologies to turn the rays of the sun into power to roll shutters up and down. Whether you want to block out the sun from polluting your home, or you want to lower your energy costs, these roller shutters are a great solution. But not all solar-powered roller shutters are created equally. Before you buy, here is a guide of what to consider when you are buying your shutters:

Your Solar Panel Options

In order to charge the battery power system, you will need a panel to soak up energy from the sun and transmit it through the system. One of the first things to consider when you are shopping for shutters is how the panels can be oriented. You do not want the panels to stand out and affect the curb appeal of your home. With this being said, you also want the panel to be exposed to the rays of the sun as much as possible. This is why you should look for panels that can be installed to the pelmet of the shutter, to the wall, and angled for maximum sun exposure.


You have to consider the size of your windows and the sizing options that are available through the company. Because shutters cannot be easily modified, you will need to find a company that offers a wide range of different sizing. Most companies offer sizing from 800mm in width and larger.


If you want to save money on installation, look for applications that are easy to install. If the shutters do not require any drilling or hard wiring inside of the home, you can avoid having to hire a professional installer and save money. The easier the systems are to install, the faster you can start using the sun to power your roller shutters.

Do the Shutters Come with a Guarantee?

The complex solar system includes a battery pack, a tubular motor, a radio receiver, and a solar panel. As you might expect, the system can malfunction from time to time. This is why you should look for roller shutters that come with extended warranties on the motor and all of the electronics. Most warranties are between 1 and 5 years in length.

Make sure you consider more than just price when you are comparing different solar-powered roller shutters on the market. If you consider the important factors before price, you will invest in the best products that will help you automate the process of opening and closing your roller shutters without impacting the environment.

If you’re in the market for roller shutters in Perth why not consider Perth Roller Shutter Company. They are the people to speak to for a hassle free, no obligation quote today!